Silent Tuesday

In this photo, to educate the America public to the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice has co-operated with a film company in the production of a film called “You can’t get away with it.” J. Edgar Hoover, head of the G-men examines a collection of powerful modern weapons in December 1936, which are made available to Department of Justice agents. Hoover, who had been director of the FBI since 1924, took the opportunity to use Hollywood as a tool to combat the glamorized public image depicted in movies of mobsters and organized crime.

Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Generation and the Boomer Generation. There were 46,582,000 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the Silent Generation range from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.

The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.